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Arat Kilo

Arat Kilo

Arat Kilo is a Parisian quintet formed in 2008 whose repertoire consists primarily of Ethio-jazz, a kind of jazz which originated in Ethiopia.

Michael Havard: Baritone Saxophone, Alto Flute
Camille Floriot: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Flute, Percussion
Fabien Girard: Electric Guitar, Guitar MIDI
Samuel Hirsch: Bass, Glockenspiel
Arnold Turpin: Drums, Melodica

Arat Kilo was formed in 2008 by a group of young Parisians with a fascination for Ethiopian music. As a group they began to perform a blend of soul, Oriental and African music and jazz which was influenced by such greats as Elvis Costello and Oliver Stone. Arat Kilo are a distinctly unorthodox group and are quick to adopt outside influences into their compositions, from rap to reggae.